Spanish Rafael Nadal He defeated Italian Fabio Fognini 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1 in the third round of the US Open, in an injury-laden match. Nadal accidentally hit himself with his racket when he was leading 3-0 in the fourth set. The four-time champion, and men’s record holder of 22 Grand Slam titles, gave him a bat on his nose when he hit the ball. Then Nadal had to call the coach to treat the blisters on his left hand. For his part, Fognini requested a medical reprieve to bandage his right foot.
Fabio Fognini failed the project and received the US Open in the second round after a knockout against Rafa Nadal. The Sanremo player also takes the lead by one set, but is then defeated by Majorcan who won after four sets. The first smiles to No. 60 in the world, who takes advantage of the only two break points available, and eliminates one, to go 6-2. In the second, the two players lost their serve five times in a row, as Fognini advanced 4-2 before knocking out four games in a row for Nadal, who tied 6-4.
Since then there’s no story: Fognini loses the round at bat three times in a row and so Nadal tops, closing the third set at 6-2 despite a break in the Sanremo player’s favour. In the fourth, Nadal immediately reaches 3-0, interrupting him with a bat that the number one player in the world himself shot in the nose: it is the third episode of the match after the stops that Nadal himself requested due to blisters in his left hand. After a medical notice from Fognini because of a bandage on his right foot.
However, from 3-0, the Majors never stop: he won another round at bat and closed the match 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-1, eliminating Fabio Fognini and traveling to the third round of the match. US Open Championship. Now, between Nadal and the round of 16, there is Richard Gasquet: the Frenchman beats Miomir Kikmanovic 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4.
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